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Maintaining Power in a Crisis

Thursday 14th May 2020


This is an excerpt of a longer in-depth article featured on Global Marine’s website. To read the whole piece, please click on the link at the bottom of this page.

As we navigate these uncertain times, the world has turned towards remote and innovative solutions to support our frontline workers, uphold our global economy, and facilitate government efforts to combat the coronavirus outbreak. To do so, access to power, telecommunications and the internet must remain uninterrupted and reliable – which is where we come in.

Alongside our sister companies, Global Offshore and Global Marine, we are striving to ensure that the subsea infrastructure that transfers power from offshore wind farms – to hospitals, homes and essential businesses – remain fully operational amidst this unprecedented crisis.  

Together, we are working to keep the lights on and the power generated.

How CWind works to upkeep vital infrastructures

Whilst energy usage across the nation has fallen notably in recent weeks, as many businesses have closed office buildings and commercial spaces, the figures surrounding domestic power tell a different story. In fact, various energy providers have seen a rise of almost 30% in household energy usage within midday hours. This rise isn’t difficult to understand as employers across the nation have adapted usual working environments into remote set-ups, meaning that our reliance on home power capabilities has risen accordingly.

As a result, it’s more important than ever that CWind staff work round-the-clock to ensure offshore power is maintained and to restore the infrastructures that make this possible. We do this by closely observing offshore windfarms and providing the necessary maintenance to make sure they run as effectively as possible. 

By working in tandem with Global Marine and Global Offshore, CWind provides frequent inspections, subsea surveys and temporary power solutions – meaning that we can identify and resolve issues within subsea or offshore infrastructures before they impact power generation.

Rapid response solutions

In providing logistics and trained personnel, CWind facilitates the efficient maintenance and restoration of offshore wind farms throughout the UK. 

As we have grown throughout the years, we have built a team of highly-trained technicians who, with the help of our well-established crew transfer vessels, consistently provide rapid response solutions.

Whilst these turbulent times have had tragic consequences across the globe, CWind’s experienced and diverse team strive to support national effort by overcoming threats to our power supply as they arise, ensuring that offshore generators are supported, output levels are maintained and demand is met.

Although this time of crisis has altered our world substantially, CWind, along with our dedicated engineers and support staff, remain on hand to help. Moving forward, we will continue to work alongside our partners, to keep the power going across the United Kingdom and Europe whilst supporting national industries as they overcome new challenges.

If your business requires efficient offshore assistance or would like more information on the services we provide, then contact us.

Want to find out how the entire Global Marine Group is keeping the world on during lockdown?

Read the full article here